David Hogg and pals cry ‘foul’ over new proposal for reducing school violence

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For the last month, a group of vocal, ostensibly liberal students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have flooded the airwaves with what has amounted to a relentless attack on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

You might at first think that these kids could stand to repeat twelfth-grade civics, which teaches the Constitution, but on Wednesday they found an amendment they liked: the First.

Their discovery followed an announcement by Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie that henceforth only see-through backpacks will be allowed on campus:

The rule, according to the The New York Times, is “reminiscent of security measures at airports and professional sports venues.”

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You’d think the kiddies would be delighted that their many protests have at last yielded decisive action designed to make their school safer. An optimist might even have expected the group’s de facto spokseman, foul-mouthed teen demagogue David Hogg, to call off the March for Our Lives protest which took place on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Instead Hogg was once again provided with a televised bully pulpit, which he used to decry the policy initiative. Among his arguments against the clear backpacks (which, if nothing else, just don’t look cool!) was the potential embarrassment they could cause female students carrying menstrual products and the like.

Other less celebrated students were forced to express their dissatisfaction in 280 characters. Some of their beefs?

These are the voices the Left is convinced are “gonna save us all,” to quote Democratic fundraiser Scott Dworkin. So invested are progressives in the belief that these wholly unremarkable teenagers will solve the age-old problem of gun violence that on Tuesday Harvard University hosted a forum titled “#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns.”

Granted, accepting a mandate for see-through backpacks doesn’t have the same cachet as waging an all-out assault on the law-abiding members of the NRA. But David Hogg for one has already declared that crusading against guns is going to be his life’s work, even though his prospects for a degree in journalism are looking dim:

Either he fights against viable non-violent solutions, or he finds a real job. What would you do if you were him?


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